I bought a vehicle from a dealer and found it is defective – now what?

By |2022-03-09T16:37:27+00:00February 23rd, 2022|Consumer, Litigation, Uncategorised|

We are receiving an increasing number of queries concerning defects in motor vehicles bought from dealers and this article summarises your rights and possible next legal steps in these circumstances. If you approach the dealer and he/she refuses to act in accordance with the CPA by repairing the vehicle or refunding you (depending on what you requested), you will need to submit a complaint against the dealer at the Motor Vehicle Ombudsman (“MIOSA”) in terms of section 82(6) of the CPA.

Summary Suspensions in Employment Law – Long or right?

By |2021-06-15T14:23:43+01:00June 15th, 2021|Labour Law, Labour Law, Litigation|

The current position in our law is, accordingly, that where an employee is suspended for precautionary reasons (i.e. in that the employer was concerned that the employee’s continued presence in the workplace would provide him/her with the opportunity to interfere with potential witnesses and/or to destroy pertinent evidence) the employer is under no obligation to afford the employee a pre-suspension hearing before affecting the suspension.

The Importance of a Social Media Policy

By |2020-10-13T07:22:56+01:00October 13th, 2020|ICT Law, ICT Law, Social Media law|

An employer having a social media policy should not restrict employees from using social media but rather be a tool to equip employees on how to use social media in the most beneficial manner and to ensure that anything that is said  on social media platforms, whether or not it is about the employer and even if it is after office hours – does not bring the employer into disrepute.

POPI – It is time to comply!

By |2020-06-23T15:07:23+01:00June 23rd, 2020|Privacy Law, Privacy Law, Regulatory Law|

As most of us are aware, The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (the Act) was signed into law on 26 November 2013 and we have written numerous articles on the topic in the last few years while waiting for the Act to become fully operational. Certain sections of the Act have been implemented incrementally since April 2014, but it has mostly been a paper tiger.

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